Airbnb camera update

Sunshine Coast

2023-07-18 07:31 HAP

Dossier nº 2023-1792

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

On March 23, 2023 it was reported to the Sunshine Coast RCMP that a group of friends believed they had discovered hidden cameras within the electrical sockets of the bathrooms in an Airbnb they had rented in Sechelt, BC. The Sunshine Coast RCMP engaged the assistance of a specialized unit and together it was noted that the outlets did look suspicious. The units were removed and they were sent to the laboratory for forensic and functional examination.

On June 30th, Sunshine Coast RCMP were advised that after examination of the electrical outlets, it was confirmed that they were in fact electrical outlets and did not contain cameras, lenses or any type of storage/recording devices.  The complainants, the homeowner and Airbnb have all been notified of this finding.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Karen Whitby

Agente des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de la Sunshine Coast
5800, rue Teredo, Sechelt (C.-B.) V0N 3A0
Bureau : 604-885-2266
Télécopieur : 604-885-9473

Courriel : SCRCMPmedia@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Site Web : sunshinecoast.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (en anglais seulement)

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